June 12, 2014 RSS feed / News

House committee OK’s budget plan without tolls

The House Finance Committee on June 5 approved the proposed state budget that would eliminate all tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge that connects Portsmouth and Tiverton. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Windmill is undergoing some construction in preparation for the upcoming summer season. More...

Register to race across Newport Bridge

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Pell Bridge Run that is scheduled for Oct. 26 at sunrise. More...

Police use GPS to locate man lost in woods

Using GPS coordinates from a cellphone, two Jamestown police officers on May 18 were able to locate a senior citizen who was lost in the woods at Beavertail State Park. More...

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American Volvo boat will race around island

It will be an anniversary to remember when the 160th New York Yacht Club annual regatta presented by Rolex hosts sailing’s biggest players on Narragansett Bay this weekend. More...

Fuzz Foundation scholarships available for graduating athletes

The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships that will be awarded to high-senior seniors in recognition of their team leadership and dedication to their sports. More...

Jamestown students honored academically

• Ronin Tamez, of Jamestown, received a scholarship from the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program. Currently a sophomore at North Kingstown High School, Tamez competed with thousands of applicants across the United States. More...

Island Chatter

Get your calendars out: The summer concert series held at East Ferry Memorial Square on Sundays will begin on July 6 with the Swing Lane Big Band. More...

Learn bookbinding at Watson Farm seminar

Artist Julia Blackbourn will present a beginners bookbinding workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to make a blank hardcover book from scratch using basic methods and tools. More...

Recycle paint at Jamestown Hardware

Jamestown Hardware will start recycling house paint for customers on July 1, according to owner Scott Sherman. More...

Improved Beavertail Lighthouse Museum open for season

About 30,000 visitors passed through the door of the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum last year, and yet it remains a place that many Jamestown residents are unfamiliar with. Fewer still have actually visited. More...

New exhibit highlights Jamestown scenery

The Conanicut Island Art Association is sponsoring a new exhibit at the Jamestown library. A group of plein air artists led by Evelyn Rhodes have mounted a show of 23 new works created at various locations around the island. More...

Dunes an important asset of Mackerel Cove

Our kudos to everyone who showed up to help plant the dune grass at Mackerel Cove. A picture of the crew appears on Page 1 of this issue of the Press. The dune grass has been a mission of the Jamestown Conservation Commission for some 20 years. More...

Life’s a picnic

From left, Rotarians at the May 24 community picnic included Rusty Sallee, Jim Perry, Cynthia Corbridge, Larry Bartley, Harley Lee, Win Reed, Nick Morenzi, Erney Fryburg, Ross Harris, Steve Mecca, Jo More...

Daisy diggers

Melrose School Daisy troops were among dozens of Jamestown residents who helped the conservation commissioners plant grass plugs at Mackerel Cove on Saturday. More...

Skippers win state title; Jamestowner sets record

Jamestown resident and North Kingstown High School senior Ben Stewart set a new state record in the outdoor track and field championships Saturday when he ran the 300-meter hurdles in 38.13 seconds. More...

NK volleyball comes back from two games down to win finals

After losing its first two games on June 4 in the best-of-five series against Coventry in the state finals, the top-seeded North Kingstown boys’ volleyball team came back in impressive fashion by winning the next three sets and its first state More...

Samba, Comet takes line honors in fifth race

The fifth race of Jamestown Yacht Club’s spring series was held on June 10. The top three finishers in each class were: A Class: 1. Samba, Quest30, Tristan Mouligne; 2. Picante, J/109, R. Salk and J. Sahagian; 3. More...

Monster toss

Children made and tossed monster beanbags at the Jamestown Arts Center’s open house on June 1. Camp instructor Tala Wunderler-Selby worked with the youngsters. More...

Family 5K will benefit Dana-Farber charity

A family fun run in memory of Julie Swistak Maloney will take place on Saturday, June 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at North Kingstown High School. All net proceeds from the 5K will go directly to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. More...

Prospective candidates must file by June 25

Jamestown residents who want to run for office have until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, to declare their candidacy. More...